5 hurt in chain-reaction collisions involving 10 vehicles on I-95 in Petersburg

The Tri-Cities

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — 5 people are injured after two separate multi-vehicle collisons happened on the I-95/I-85 interchange Tuesday morning.

Virginia State Police said they responded to the crashes on I-95 near Bank Street (Exit 52).

The first crash happened between four vehicles. A vehicle struck another in the rear creating a chain-reaction of vehicles striking each other. One person was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

One vehicle tried to avoid the first crash and ended up sideswiping a vehicle creating another chain reaction of six vehicles striking each other. This accident left four people with minor to serious injuries. They were all transported to the hospital.

As of 8:21 a.m. the northbound left shoulder, left lane and center lane were closed.

“There is lane closure due to the cleanup process,” VSP said.

According to VDOT, traffic backups are approximately one mile.

Charges are pending and the crash remains under investigation. Stay with 8News for updates.

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